A convicted prisoner is now in a critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit of the New Amsterdam Hospital after he was wounded by another inmate.
The injured man, Brian Hescott, 25, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, who is serving 54 months for robbery under arms was in an altercation with fellow prisoner Derrick Callender, 49, of James Street, Albouystown.
According to sources the two men had a disagreement during which time Callender alleged that Hescott attacked him for no reason with a ‘jooka’ . He was stabbed a few times on his right arm. He in turn decided to defend himself which led to a further dispute. The man said that in defending himself he rushed at Hescott,who ran into a door and fell. The man was subsequently found with two ‘jookas’ in his left side which Callender said he knew nothing about.
Hescott was picked up and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in a critical condition.
It is understand that his left lung is severely damaged.
Investigations are ongoing.
Hescott has appealed his conviction.
Callender who was sentenced to death for the murder of Leila Barrow which occurred on June 22, 1993 was charged in August 1993. He was subsequently sentenced to death on May 9, 1996. He appealed his conviction on two occasions. These were thrown out and his death sentence reaffirmed. However in 2013 his death sentence was subsequently commuted to life in prison. He was brought to New Amsterdam in February 2014.
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